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  • Fort Banifacio, Makati, Manila, Philippines
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    Fort Banifacio, Makati, Manila, Philippines

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 20, 2013

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    Fort Banifacio, Makati, Manila, Philippines
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    "Fort Bonifacio" is an urban development in Taguig City, Metro Manila. It also has residential condominiums, restaurants, bars, clubs, and many retail outlets.

    Mostly expats living in Manila, and also many locals are there daytime for shopping and enjoyment and as sun goes down, bars and restaurants are full of people till late night hours .... To those who frequent The Fort, the place is usually called by other names based on what can be found in the district such as Serendra, High Street, or Bonifacio Global City.

    To reach there from EDSA, ride a bus southbound to Baclaran or Ayala or take an MRT and go down at Ayala, cross EDSA using the MRT bridge and look for the bus terminal of The Fort buses (at the gate of Forbes across Shell Station) bound for Fort Bonifacio. These are air-conditioned buses that go around Fort Bonifacio.

    Very qualified area, as so called a "looooong street" for just pedestrians as no vehicles are allowed ... :)

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    Makati

    by littleman Written Sep 20, 2011

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    The business/up market shopping district of Manila including Greenbelt/Glorietta shopping areas.No hustle or bustle in this very clean/sanitized area.It just did not feel like Manila to me but well worth a look if you prefer this type of enviroment.Plenty of 5 star hotels but not a trike driver to be seen.

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  • LazerXtreme Laser Tag in Market! Market!

    by LazerXtreme Written Aug 14, 2009

    MOVE OVER , PAINTBALL.
    There's a safer way to enjoy a team game of tagging without the mess.
    Laser tag is the in and the new generation of our childhood game called "habulan".
    Here, players run around with a laser gun called the Phazor and a laser-sensitive vest in a multi-level darkened arena with specialty lighting, haze and fog.
    Recently, the Sidetrip team visited LazerXtreme located at the 4th Level of Market! Market! in Fort Bonifacio Global City to see why Laser Tag is all the rage among peers here and abroad.

    ALL SET FOR COMBAT
    When we arrived LazerXtreme, the General Manager, Ian Navarrete welcomed us and showed us around. Although the main attraction is the Laser Tag game, LazerXtreme is also known as a venue for birthday parties, team building and product launches.

    He has cleared the arena for an exclusive game for the Sidetrip team and even went as far as inviting his friends for a duel. Though we knew they must have played the game numerous times, we faced the challenge.

    We were led into a futuristic room for briefing. The moment the teams stepped inside the space themed briefing room, the excitement started to kick in. The lights, sounds and video pumped up our adrenaline.

    Once we were all oriented, another capsule door opened and revealed the gear. It is the airlock. I started to feel like I am one of the soldiers in the movie Starship Troopers. Our excitement heightened seeing the flashing lights of the vest. Although they can divide us into 8 teams, we played a one on one standard battle game.

    When the game was activated, the doors leading to the gaming arena opened and we were given 20 seconds to get into position. Everyone rushed inside to find the best spot. I was overwhelmed with the atmosphere inside. There are glowing stars, fog, flashing lights and sound effects. I started to feel the intensity of the Laser Tag game.

    The game started with a blast! You can hear the sound of the firing Phazor, the sound of players getting tagged and the footsteps of the opponents hunting you down. Luckily, I found a good spot to tag opponents. I felt like a sniper in an all time favorite game Counterstrike. Shot by shot, I can hear my Phazor say "good job" as I tag opponents. The game lasted for 15 minutes and it was really the longest 15 minutes of my life. I realized that the most exciting part of this game is finding out the winner. The scores are displayed in a LCD Screen right at the exit of the airlock. As expected we lost, but we only lost by 100 points. We will definitely come back for more.

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    Instituto de Cervantes

    by listenandlearn Written Nov 30, 2008

    Philippines has been under the Spanish for over 100 years and during that era Spanish language was the everyday language spoken. In about 1990's is when Tagalog over took the language and Spanish is rarely imposed and is no longer a mandetory language. However, for those who are interested in learning and improving their Spanish there are still professors who at the age of 94 years old still teaches Spanish "Castillian" Spanish. She was awarded one of the top Spanish professor in the Philippines as well as in Madrid, Spain. Please allow us to attach photos of Mrs. Dollores A. Arboleda 's top award in the Philippines.

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    Relax at the Greenbelt

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Jun 5, 2008

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    The Greenbelt area consists of Ayala Museum, La Tasca, Greenbelt Park, Greenbelt Mall and Greenbelt Square.

    It is where the young and trendy "Manilenos" go to meet friends, to catch a movie, have a cup of gourmet coffee or for a drink, or to browse in the specialty shops.
    Update:The premier of Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull was being premiered here in May 2008.

    The Greenbelt Park (which was still being built when I was there) is located right next to the Mall, and the architecture of the mall is clean, uncluttered and modern, and care has been taken to ensure that it blends well with its green surroundings, making it a greenbelt, right in the centre of Makati city!

    A place to people watch - go there in your latest fashions, to see and be seen!

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  • Serenity Massage 24hr Home Service Spa only P250

    by divinefemme Written Mar 5, 2008

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    Relax and pamper yourself with a home & hotel service massage.
    At only P250 an hour, you can relax and fall asleep in your own private sanctuary.

    Most SPA's rates are P1,000++ and do not lessen your stress because you must provide your own transportation going back and forth to and from the spa.

    But Home & Hotel service massages cater to the comfort of your own home/room.

    At P250/hr, the therapist is transported to your home or hotel leaving you stressless and free to relax, unwind and sleep with ease. Our oils are hypo-allergenic and made out of the best Swiss Fragrance Oils, Switzerland has to offer.

    Who knew, comfort and relaxation with class could be made so affordable?

    Please check this website for more services and info: www.serenity247.com

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    Greenbelt Park

    by limledi Updated Nov 8, 2007

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    Greenbelt is the country's first Premier Lifestyle Center that offers to the cosmopolitan consumer high quality, specialty shopping, dining and entertainment. Indoor and outdoor elements mingle with fluid harmony in this multi-awarded lifestyle center. Built around a 1.3 million square foot retail complex, Greenbelt's roster of prominent, world-class retailers, restaurateurs, and entertainment operators makes it an unparalleled shopping and entertainment destination. This complex is built next to a neat little park with a chapel. Most guests sit outside, enjoying freshly brewed coffee at Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks or the Coffee Bean, drinking Corona and Tequila in the Cafe Havana (Latino Club with live music) or savouring the exquisite taste of the crepes at Cafe Breton. It is the hottest address at the moment for night owls.

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    The Landmark

    by limledi Updated Nov 8, 2007

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    The Landmark

    The Landmark has been a dominant force in retailing. Its name is synonymous with high quality merchandise, excellent service, latest fashion trends and community involvement. It is probably one of the best department stores in Makati together with SM & Rustan's all in Ayala Center.

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    Ayala Center

    by limledi Updated Nov 8, 2007
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    A modern shopping district between Ayala Ave, Makati Ave, Pasay Rd and Edsa. There is plenty to choose from , including imported goods, and some good bookshops. Restaurants and rest areas are interspersed among the shops. The best department stores in Makati are probably SM Shoemart, the Landmark and Rustan's, all in the Ayala Center.

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    Glorietta

    by limledi Updated Nov 8, 2007

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    Glorietta

    Glorietta is a large shopping mall in the Ayala Center in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

    It is divided into four sections (named Glorietta 1-4) and contains many shops and restaurants, as well as cinema screens, a gym, arcades and a large central atrium often used to stage special events. It has an activity center, located at the heart of the mall.

    It is also integrated between Greenbelt (Philippines), SM Makati, Rustan's Makati and The Landmark, a department store.

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    Makat! C!tY

    by ahnntootz Written Sep 30, 2007

    the business center of the Philippines. its where you can find everything..
    ALL big company, ceo's, GM, ownsers and top proprietor of the state.
    it aLso got maLLs where you can find branded things from all over the worLd.
    and of course 5 star hoteL accomodation also laid on the city of makati.
    for a party peopLe, they aLso got good pLaces where you can enjoy

    glorietta maLL
    sm maLL
    greenbeLt maLL

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  • Home service massage

    by serenitymassage Written Aug 31, 2006

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    If your going to Manila for a vacation, why not try their home service massage to have that extra comfort right at your very hotel or condo. It's just 250 an hour with a variety of massages to choose from. Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Combination, and Aromatheraphy.

    For more information pls view the site: serenity247.com
    You may contact us at: 0917-8-call-us, 7283970

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    Explore the Hidden Treasures

    by simchie1 Updated Aug 18, 2006

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    Guys, you really need to explore what Manila City can offer.

    Hye! you always heard about the negative signs about this country. Now this the time to see the real Philippines, the filipino people & Manila City.

    It's far from what medias had in mind.

    Few things to do are exciting for the first timer in the city. Give a chance...Manila museums, scenic view, events, restaurants etc. etc

    This amazing tour begins in the financial district & bustling Makati City then continues to the "millionaires row" the Forbes Park.The American Cemetery will be the next stop where you can find the 17,000 approx dedicated soldiers who lost their lives during the WW II. After the emotional tour, we'll drive to Intramuros via the scenic Roxas BLvd, continues to the "walled city" Intramuros then the famous oldest stone catholic church San Agustin Church as well as the Manila Cathedral. As the tour is inside Intramuros the itinerary continues to Fort Santiago, a shrine dedicated to our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

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    Heavenly Cakes

    by namiewa Written Jun 12, 2006

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    uhmmm im hungry again!..
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    Not only chocolate they served in their Lobby Chocolate Bar they have this cakes, mousses, tortes, éclair, crepes, ice cream, cookies, pies, and more. If ever you can come over in the Peninsula or you can stay there don’t forget to try their dessert? Why coz they get my attention when I stayed there my sister bought me one slice of it and I had doubt to eat it though it look really sweet. But the smell makes u try to start eating it and have a glass of coke then burp. Sound full!he he he

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    Makati: Upscale Manila

    by AKtravelers Written Apr 30, 2006

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    Makati on a late January afternoon

    If you get tired of the dirt and grime of downtown Manila, head to Makati, whose gleaming malls, clean streets and high-rises cater to upper class Manila (and anyone else who can get there). In the Glorieta Mall, you'll see streams of people who have not intention of shopping but just want some place to hang out away from the heat. We went to the Ayala Museum, where they had a competitive contemproray art show from all of the East Asian nations (we were most impressed with Mongolia, the Philippines and South Korea). We grabbed a beer aty the Hard Rock Cafe where we observed a birthday party for a 7=year-old that looked as expensive as a wedding in the States. And, of course, we had a Starbuck's iced coffee -- yum!

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